Food Share Fundraiser “Be Jeweled” a glittering success!
By Nancy Smith, Food Share
The Fifth Annual Be Jeweled, held Saturday at the Newport Shilo Inn came just in time for Valentine’s Day Shoppers. And shop they did! Selecting from the more than 10,000 pieces of available items, Be Jeweled customers spent a grand total of $21,968 filling their bowls with jewelry and raising much needed funds for Food Share of Lincoln County.
“We couldn’t be more excited,” says Nancy Smith, Food Share Director. “We thought we’d have a good fifth year but this exceeds our wildest expectations. I am so grateful to everyone who collected for, contributed to and worked this year’s event, to our sponsors, Nye Cottage Beads, Shilo, News Times, Diamonds by the Sea, Pirates Plunder and Lincoln County Solid Waste District and to the 425 people who shopped Be Jeweled.”All proceeds from Be Jeweled go to Food Share’s bottom line and will help feed hungry families.
Food Share of Lincoln County collects, stores and distributes food to the county’s pantries, meal sites, and supplemental agencies including the Olalla Center for Children and Families, the Trueman Center Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program, Operation Snackpack, the East County Back Pack Program, and the Senior Box Program, serving approximately 1400 households each month in Lincoln County.
For more information, call Food Share at 541-265-8578 or visit our website www.foodsharelincolncounty.org